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Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (PPP)

The therapy and treatment of psychiatric disorders has a long tradition in Würzburg. People have been treated here as inpatients for around 450 years, new generations of psychiatrists have been trained for 150 years, and intensive research has been carried out for 100 years. We feel committed to the groundbreaking developments and successes of history and continue to set new standards in clinical practice, teaching and research today - for the benefit of our patients!

The Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (PPP) of the University Hospital Würzburg, as a maximum care provider, covers the entire spectrum of mental disorders and therapeutic options. Every year, around 3,000 people with psychiatric illnesses or in mental crises receive support and treatment on seven specialised wards, in three day-care clinics and in eight special outpatient clinics.

Comprehensive and personal Support

In addition to competent diagnostics, professional advice and therapeutic support based on established guidelines, our focus lies on personal treatment of the individual considering his or her particular needs. The highly qualified staff of more than 100 therapists, ranging from doctors and psychologists, musical and art therapists, to occupational therapists to social education specialists, as well as the motivated and specialized nursing staff allow for an individually tailored therapy concept at the highest level.

Closely interconnected and in the middle of things

Integrated into the Center of Mental Health, we are closely networked with other disciplines of the University Hospital, such as the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center(CHFC), the Center for Rare Diseases (ZESE), the Departments of Women’s Medicine, Neurology and Internal Medicine II. In addition, we work closely with many state and private institutions, self-help groups and relatives' organisations. We are involved in numerous initiatives that contribute to raising awareness and prevention of mental illness.

Excellent research

Therapeutic options can only improve if new insights are provided by scientific research. In numerous research projects, often in national and international networks, we contribute substantially to finding answers to the development or prevention of mental illness and to breaking new ground in diagnostics or therapy.

Interdisciplinary and thorough teaching and training

In the field of teaching we offer numerous seminars, practical courses and lectures for students of medicine, psychology, biology, law and social pedagogy. Furthermore, we ensure the future care in this specialist field by providing thorough professional education for all career groups in a psychiatric clinic, as well as further education for psychiatrists and general practitioners.

With this wealth of knowledge and experience, we provide a framework from which re-orientation, anxiety reduction and the healing of mental illnesses becomes possible.

With warm greetings from the PPP
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Department Management

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Prof. Dr. med.
Jürgen Deckert

Klinikdirektor Psychiatrie

+49 931 201-77000

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Prof. Dr. med.
Sarah Kittel-Schneider

Stellvertretende Klinikdirektorin

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PD Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych.
Stefan Unterecker

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Deckert

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Deckert


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Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums | Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 | 97080 Würzburg | Deutschland